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New Perspectives on Irish TV Series

Identity and Nostalgia on the Small Screen

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Edited By Flore Coulouma

Within the growing field of television studies, little work has yet been done on the Irish context. This volume aims to fill this gap by offering new and compelling studies of contemporary Irish TV series. Fictional TV series, which constitute an autonomous genre within the broader cultural phenomenon of TV broadcasting, are explored here as paradigmatic representations of Irish popular culture. This book investigates the vast number of series produced in Ireland over the past two decades, focusing on their cultural impact at a time when American and British dominance have led many critics and viewers to underestimate the significance of Irish programming. The essays collected here reveal a distinctly Irish culture of TV fiction series, in both the Irish and English languages, and examine some of its finest examples, from Father Ted to Love/Hate and Sin Scéal Eile.

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212 Index close-up shot 198 countershot 126 high-angle shot 130 low-angle shot 123 opening shot 15 shots 15–17, 143, 162, 164, 166, 192 Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire 183, 191, 192, 204 capitalism 43, 105, 112, 120, 122, 129, 130, 162–7, 171, 177 Cardinal Secrets 124 Cardwell, Sarah 185, 188, 189, 203 Carolan, Stuart 161–5, 168–71, 174, 175, 178 Caroll, Hamilton 154, 158 catharsis 33, 35, 47, 53, 66 Catholicism 2, 9, 19, 33–56, 77–80, 90, 92, 93, 95, 101–6, 109, 112, 122, 124–5 Celtic Tiger v, vi, 4, 5, 9, 11, 26–8, 31, 42, 49, 60, 62–3, 65, 70, 72, 74, 90, 91, 105, 106, 111, 115, 118–20, 130, 135–6, 139–40, 143, 146–7, 149, 152, 155, 157–9, 165, 172 censorship 3, 93, 112–3 Chandler, Raymond 121, 129, 136 characterization 133, 190 Church, the 3, 17, 19, 38, 40, 46, 48, 77–80, 90, 92, 95, 101, 102, 106, 109, 120, 122, 168 cinema 4, 6, 8, 11, 32, 34, 53, 56, 76, 92, 113, 115, 117, 120–2, 128, 135, 137, 141, 149, 156, 158, 171–2, 175, 182, 185, 195, 205, 208 Fourth Cinema 187–9, 192, 194, 203 Clarke, Alan 67 class (social) 35, 76, 81, 83, 115, 120, 123, 125, 128, 131, 133, 168 working class, the 4, 13, 18, 19, 24–6, 28, 39, 56, 57, 61, 130 Claudel, Paul 34 Cleese, John 39 Clinic, The 5, 58, 60 Clocking...

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